Quote Originally Posted by jeffbear View Post
Yeah ... that's a fight between Comcast and Disney, at least by proxy as Disney is invested in this deal in support of Murdoch as a part of their takeover of Fox. Comcast is all in on nipping something away from their hated rival. The part about cornering the market on English football is secondary ... maybe tertiary ... to punching Disney in the corporate face.
No question. There is long term animosity between Comcast and the Mouse, going back to when Comcast tried to buy Disney. Comcast has also bid on Fox, and their bid is 16% higher than Disney's. But Murdoch picked Disney over regulatory and other concerns.

http://www.latimes.com/business/holl...419-story.html